Kansas state executive official elections, 2014

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Six state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Kansas. The general election will take place November 4, 2014, following a primary on August 5.

Kansas is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3] The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Kansas:

In addition to candidate lists and election results, this page includes information about important dates, how the state's executive branch is organized, as well as links to articles about recent news in races across the state.

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds six of the six state executive seats up for election in 2014 in Kansas.

Kansas State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 6 Pending
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
Total 6 6



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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Governor Sam Brownback
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2011 Yes[4] Republican Party Sam Brownback
Democratic Party Paul Davis
Libertarian Party Keen Umbehr
Pending
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer
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2011 Yes[5][6] Republican Party Jeff Colyer
Democratic Party Jill Docking
Libertarian Party Josh Umbehr
Pending
Secretary of State Kris Kobach
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2011 Yes[7] Republican Party Kris Kobach
Democratic Party Jean Schodorf
Pending
Attorney General Derek Schmidt
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2011 Yes[8] Republican Party Derek Schmidt
Democratic Party A.J. Kotich
Pending
Treasurer Ron Estes
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2011 Yes[9] Republican Party Ron Estes
Democratic Party Carmen Alldritt
Pending
Commissioner of Insurance Sandy Praeger
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2003 No[10] Republican Party Ken Selzer
Democratic Party Dennis Anderson
Pending

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

  • Republican primary
Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Brownback/Jeff Colyer Incumbent 63.3% 164,319
Jennifer Winn/Robin Lais 36.7% 95,373
Total Votes 259,692
Election Results Via:Kansas Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Attorney General

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Secretary of State

  • Republican primary
Kansas Secretary of State, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKris Kobach Incumbent 64.8% 164,396
Scott Morgan 35.2% 89,320
Total Votes 253,716
Election Results Via:Kansas Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Treasurer

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

Insurance Commissioner

  • Republican primary
Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Selzer 27.1% 64,073
Beverly Gossage 23.1% 54,578
Clark Shultz 22.8% 53,900
David Powell 16.8% 39,638
John Toplikar 10.3% 24,455
Total Votes 236,644
Election Results Via:Kansas Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.
  • Democratic primary - Uncontested

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
June 2, 2014 Filing deadline (Party Candidates)
August 4, 2014 Filing deadline (Independents)
August 5, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
December 1, 2014 Deadline for State Board of Canvassers to meet
January 12, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

State executive organization

Executive officials in Kansas are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of Kansas's state government:

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Ballotpedia reports

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Recent news

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